Das Kind der Säge ist das Brett The Saw`s Child is the Board
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The Saw`s Child is the Board
Kyiv Biennale – “The School of Kyiv”
Video-Triptych with sculptur and wallpaintings
30 Minutes / Loop / 2015
Soundtrack Bernd Schurer
Hedwig Saxenhuber und Georg Schöllhammer
Support: Pro Helvetia
Yves Netzhammer creates multifaceted, poetic cosmos of images. His drawings, room installations, murals, and computer-generated videos confront intercultural and deeply humane questions in the age of digital media. Netzhammer persistently checks the boundaries between perception of autonomy and heteronomy, thereby creating images that have a powerful presence and focus on the hierarchy between human-beings, animals, plants, and objects. He poses questions concerning our relationship with nature and to other cultures, concerning the fear of loss of self, facing a growing mediatization and technologization of the world, permeate the surreal images of the artist’s inventions. Simultaneously, by using increasingly theatrical installations, Yves Netzhammer transposes the imaginary world of artistic animated films and computer graphics into a new kind of space. This spatialization imbues the abstract themes of self-perception and the perception of the other (the past or the culturally different) with existential urgency and provides further sensory dimensions for staging them. For his proposed installation for “The School of Kyiv” he would incorporate specifically produced digital movies into a sculptural and spatial setting focusing on the rich heritage of the city and the country juxtaposed by the hybrid language of the digital media.